I have searched the forum extensively for an explanation of the best way for constructing a text file to import custom genres in a more organised way but maybe because I have used the wrong search terms, I can't find what I am looking for,
He seems to be using the Tilde (~) Symbol to arrange the genres into subcategories (subgenres). Is this how it is arranged in the text file?.. ie:
Electornica ~ Ambient
Since I will be using custom genres exclusively, the Show only user-defined genres box will be ticked.
Can you please tell me how to obtain a list of the predefined ID3 genres incorporated in the program so they can be reconstructed using the new format as it would eliminate duplication, be more easily modified and adapted to my preferences and tastes . But also for sites that use styles they can be included rather than using a separate tag.
Rock > Alternative rock
Rock > Dance Rock
R&B - Soul
R&B - Soul > Rhythm And Blues
R&B - Soul > Rhythm And Blues > Doo-wop
..and so forth.
Oh and if anyone has a ready made example file similar to what I would like to fashion I would really appreciate your sharing it with me (and the community of course).
i do not know any player that displays genres in a tree.
I guess, each genre will remain a single line of text. I doubt that there will be any kind of grouping mechanism and a more sophisticated display than just a sorted list.
Thank you LyricsLover - did as you suggested and yes it does show up in the Genre tag
In VCL MP the new entry shows up as:
Rock ~ Alternative Rock ~ test rock
under Current Media Information > Genre. Not tried other players.
The entries in genre,ini file have not changed though. Also what is the significance of the = sign after each genre entry there? Delimiter / line break?
Presumably entries entered directly into the Custom List Values window need to be deleted individually as they still appear in the tag since the text file import appends the new entries but does not delete / replace the existing ones.
Is it possible to extract/obtain the current list/s of the predefined ID3 genres used in the program so that they can be included in the text file import?
Strange that your version differs so radically from mine - can't explain it.
When Show only user-defined genres box in not ticked and neither the other one Prefer values..... in the Custom List Values window, my version when I click on the Genre combo/dropdown box in the Tag Panel the list that gets propagated in it is filled alphabetically with an extensive, enormous number of genres, possibly over 100 if not more (which I have not added and therefore presume to have been acquired by the program and stored somewhere) starting at A Cappella and finishing with World Music by way of Bhangra , Krautrock and many others I have never heard of. .
I may be wrong but the presumption is that they are predefined ID3 genres or else come to think of it perhaps a custom list put together by someone and integrated into the program.
I can of course highlight and copy each one individually which looks like what I will have to do but if there is an easier way to acquire them,,,,,,,,
Good to now that it can be ignored, but the question that now arises is where are current /previous custom values stored and how to get a list of them again to add to the revised text file I am creating for my version of custom genres?
Cheers and as always many, many thanks for your fantastic creation that is MP3TAG,
It's stored inside the Mp3tag.exe binary file and not visible to the user. If you already copied the list @LyricsLover posted, it's almost identical to what I'm using:
Christian Gangsta Rap
Drum & Bass
Neue Deutsche Welle
Rock & Roll